welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

the pill day two, c2bs2day1,rainwater

well today is day two of the pill-aricept(donepezil)
got the generic brand for a $15 copay
when my mom was on it was over $100 a month
now the branded cost is $263
so alzheimers can initially be treated for $180 a year now
vs cash price of $3156 a year
(full generic price not available when this was written)

this is  one way to decrease health care cost
am glad i have health insurance
feel sorry for those that do not

again i sit here ignoring that little white memory pill
-but i dont have memory problems thats noticeable

suppose to take it after eating breakfast
(oops not suppose to eat today see below)
will aricept really make a difference
dont know but i think so in the long run

only thing i noticed was some dizziness that lasted for
awhile but then it went away
demonstrated last night that insomnia is not part of the
side effect for me yet

did notice that i beat everyone at jeopordy even my
white on white relative after i took the aricept (donepezil)

no just kidding!

here goes day 2

couch to black snake #2 in 1 day
will have my colonoscopy (ten years since last one) in 1day
the prep is a weight loss prep
the aricept causes weight loss also
my bmi should be normal after tomorrow

at least i dont have to drink that jug of nasty stuff
but only clear liquids all day
what if i cheated
oops think they would know
hope to make it all day without cheating except for
think ill be ok if you look at the time i posted this blog

wouldnt you hate to do colonoscopies all day long
looking up some ones bottom all day long
glad i did family practice

we need rain
had 1/2 inch last week
but need more
hope to get some today and tomorrow
need to replenish my rainwater tanks
still have plenty for irrigation of my garden
and plenty for use in the house
(we are totally rainwater users;no wells or municipal
do a rain dance for us today

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Lol! "looking up someone's bottom all day long". Makes you wonder about that career choice!? :0